Mr. Lewis to Mr. Bayard.
Lisbon , February 28, 1889. (Received March 16.)
Sir: Immediately upon the receipt of Department instructions No. 103, relating to the fine imposed upon the American bark Carrie Heckle by the Portuguese custom-house authorities at Lourenço Marques on the east coast of Africa. I addressed a communication dated 22d instant to Senhor Henrique de Barros Gomes, minister of foreign affairs, a copy of which accompanies this dispatch. I have this day received a communication from Senhor Barros Gomes, and forward inclosed copy and translation thereof.
I have, etc.,